How To Install HomeBank 5.0.0 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, HomeBank is an open-source, cross-platform management software available for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and Meego, that enables the users to manage their finances and keep track of their transactions.

The latest version available is HomeBank 5.0.0, which has been recently released, coming with new features, changes and bug-fixes (from the changelog):

  • new : migrated to GTK+ 3
  • new : budget report is now a stack chart
  • new : file statistics dialog was added
  • new : cleared status added for transaction
  • new : new column for transaction list with cleared/reconciled/remind status
  • new : category: added an Expense/Income switch filter
  • new : budget: added an Expense/Income switch filter
  • new : budget: added an icon for budgeted categories
  • new : payee/category: when you merge, deleting the old item is now optional
  • new : payee/category/budget list: added a quick search function, so that after the selection of an item, when you type some text, an input appear to easily locate your item with up/down keys
  • new : account/assignment/template/scheduled: confirmation before deleting unused items
  • new : reinforced the io error control on file save
  • new : charts now uses your system fonts
  • new : icon set was reworked
  • change: payee/category: renamed the action move to merge, as it is more relevant
  • change: reworked all the confirmation dialogs
  • change: relayouted all dialogs/windows spacing to be more Gnome HIG compliant
  • change: replaced ‘remove’ string by ‘delete’ (more relevant)
  • change: import process reworked and refactored to ease import and enable future evolution
  • change: lot of small visual changes (disable state, reworked texts and sentences)
  • change: splitted import menu by file type and presetted the file filter on the type
  • change: removed the currency symbol into transaction list
  • change: doc entirely updated with new screenshots
  • bugfix: #1412200 Text fields to input a new category name (or subcategories) writes in reverse (right to left)
  • bugfix: #1410166 add transaction crash after selecting cheque payment
  • bugfix: #1400403 5.0-rc Reconciled status lost at reload <=4.6.3 converted file
  • bugfix: #1354789 win32: (libofx 0.9.9 bug 42) QFX import dates show as year 2059
  • bugfix: #1419032 Scheduled transaction amount not saved in some case
  • bugfix: #1418968 Transaction list scroll reset when deleting transaction
  • bugfix: #1416742 5.0-rc Merge 2 payees and they remain on the display
  • bugfix: #1416624 5.0-rc category still display in txn dialog after split
  • bugfix: #1414267 5.0-rc Budget Report sort order
  • bugfix: #1411898 win32: (libofx 0.9.9) Incorrect encoding when reading .QFX files
  • bugfix: #1408966 move a category still display it in the list just after
  • bugfix: #1407091 5.0-rc cannot sort by clicking on C column
  • bugfix: #1400381 5.0-rc Memo column empty in OFX import assitant
  • bugfix: #1388520 5.0-rc Internal Transfer linked choose dialog box too small
  • bugfix: #1384202 Alphabetical category sorting does not work when there are spaces in the name
  • bugfix: #1378836 Scheduled transaction display is not complete in case of internal transfer
  • bugfix: #1355786 Vehicle Cost Report wrong label

In this article I will show you how to install HomeBank 5.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing HomeBank 5.0.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the repository index and install the homebank package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mdoyen/homebank
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install homebank

Optional, to remove homebank, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove homebank

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